Selection of a material for FDP also accompanies the selection of a suitable luting agent
For breaking strength, each crown was luted to its master metal die with dual polymerizing resin luting agent
(Nexus 2; Kerr Corp, Orange, Calif) according to the manufacturer's instructions.
The final quality of the restoration can be influenced by factors such as light-curing method and exposure time, type of indirect restorative material and also by the luting agent
Considering that the efficiency of an ultrasound device is related to its capacity to break the juncture between root canal walls and post, a similar behavior could be expected for both luting agents
When reviewing other studies that apply similar methodologies, like that of Ernst et al, (35) in which zirconia structures (LAVA) on third molars were cemented using luting agents
such as Ketac Cem, Panavia F and RelyX Unicem, some coincidences with our study are found in terms of the behavior of resinous cements and conventional ionomer.
These results were similar to study conducted by Burger et al (15) on bond strength of different luting agents
to a NiCr alloy.
Bonding of adhesive resin luting agents
to metal and amalgam.
Under clinical conditions, the use of cleaning agents might be expected to improve the bonding of resin luting agents
to the GFPs, potentially interfering with their retention.
1 Richard Van Noort Introduction to dental materials 3rd ed Luting Agents
P:269, Mosby 2007